Cookies Policy

Last review: 30 June 2022

About Uwazi

Uwazi is a flexible database application designed for human rights defenders to capture and organise collections of information. It is developed by HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems), a Geneva-based NGO that helps human rights groups gather, organise and use information to create positive change in the world. We believe your privacy should be respected and your personal data treated carefully.

HURIDOCS uses cookies on,, and their sub-pages or sub-domains. By visiting HURIDOCS Websites and Applications/Tools, and clicking OK when asked to do so, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how HURIDOCS uses cookies on its Websites and Applications/Tools, what kind of cookies we use, how to control cookies, and which of HURIDOCS' service providers use cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are widely used because they allow a website to recognise a user's device and therefore allow enhanced functionality.

How does HURIDOCS use cookies?

When you use and access HURIDOCS Websites and Applications/Tools, we may place several cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to compile statistical data on the use of our websites and their functioning, so that we can monitor and improve them; to facilitate users' ability to navigate through our Websites and Applications/Tools, including to allow registered users to access secure parts of our Websites and Applications/Tools; and to allow us to share our web pages via social media platforms.

What kind of cookies does HURIDOCS use?

First party / Third party cookies

Refers to the web domain placing the cookie. First party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets the cookie through that website, this would be a third party cookie.

Persistent cookies

These cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies

These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Pixel tags

A pixel tag is not technically a cookie but is a similar type of technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on websites, or when emails are opened or accessed, and is often used in combination with cookies. Information collected is anonymous.

How to control cookies?

If you do not wish to receive cookies you can set your web browser to restrict or block them. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, typically found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following link may be helpful:

If you disable cookies you will not be able to use all the interactive features of our Websites and Applications/Tools.

HURIDOCS' service providers using cookies

WordPress, Matomo Analytics, Google Analytics, GDPR Cookie Consent,ReadtheDocs, Sendinblue, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, LimeSurvey, GitHub

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We make information accessible to people regarding this international mechanism. When you allow people to have access to information, you empower them.

— Nicoletta Zappile, Programme Manager, UPR Info

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